Love! These days, the paragraph of my life reads hope and joy and love and ooh, just lots of good old fashioned fun. And moments of fear and moments of panic are little punctuation marks, little dots amongst those beautiful words. And maybe you can imagine how precious that is, but maybe you can’t, because I don’t know if I could’ve before these last few years. When it was literally flipped and I lived fear and panic, punctuated by mere moments of happiness.
But now I’m on the other side.
And it’s so damn good I can hardly sit still!
I want to write a Love List every week, every single week I intend to. But you know, Time. I have to manage mine carefully these days, and prioritize that which is financially wise. So it’s been less blogging for me, like we talked about, and even though it’s been good I know – the right way to use my time – I still miss you guys! And man, I miss the Love Lists.
Taking Waits trick-or-treating with his little bestie. Listening to him say “Hello! Happy Halloween! Trick or treat! Are any of these vegan?” and seeing the look on people’s faces, haha. He makes his mama proud .|. Spending entire afternoons holed up in my house listening to RadioLab marathons and cleaning, cleaning, cleaning .|. Meeting up with long-time online friends turned real-life friends turned potential new venture partners, hanging out, eating Indian food, talking veganism, and finishing it all off with a trip to the LA Vegan Book Fair at the Animal Advocacy Museum .|. reading science writing (books) again, and dreaming of being a science writer someday (funny how dreams circle around, innit?) .|. This gallery of science tattoos – Science, Skin, and Ink .|. Building my Día de los Muertos altar, which for some reason brought up a lot of emotion this year. I guess that sadness never goes away, and part of me is grateful for that. .|. A gaping hole in the fence .|. The Turtle Island coconut curry tempeh, seared and sprinkled over my lunch salad EVERY DAY .|. Planting wine boxes full of veggie starts .|. I did my very first live radio interview, eeep! I am paralyzingly frightened of public speaking, so this was huge for me, and I definitely learned a lot. Onward and upward! You can hear me yakking about vegan pregnancy here, if you’re interested .|. Heartbeats by Jose Gonzalez. Still slays me .|. This art essay by Maira Kalman. So I know *I’m* many years late, but this is some of the most exciting art I’ve seen in ages .|. Oh hai, as of about 45 seconds ago, I HAVE TICKETS TO SEE AMANDA PALMER .|. So you know what? Eff yes, 2013 sure is wrapping up right! .|. LOVE .|.
And now, my friends, it’s your turn to share! I do so love your Love Lists, and all the gratitude and joy that radiates from them. I hope you’ll share, and I hope hope hope that you have an amazing weekend!